MC3 case studies

We captured leading edge innovations and lessons learned at the local level through a series of eleven case studies focused on BC communities during the first phase of our research. The primary criteria for selecting the cases centred on communities demonstrating the following:

1. Leadership on adaptation, mitigation, integrated adaptation/mitigation approaches, and sustainability. We chose examples of particularly innovative action that has either transformed emissions pathways and/or vulnerability or holds significant promise to do so in the future.

2. Evidence of multi-stakeholder involvement and social learning. The scale of the cases were not limited to municipal governments, thus opening up the possibility of studying compelling action in neighbourhoods, regions and other scales. We chose cases where action at one scale has been taken up by, or is of direct relevance to, other scales.